Another EBay absurdity

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Wed May 13 21:57:37 1998

William Donzelli wrote:
> > I think the ZX81 was intended to be affordable, and many people owe their
> > start in computers to Mr. Sinclair for producing a computer that could be
> > bought on a limited budget.
> Yes, but the instructions for the kit, amongst the worst ever written, are
> inexcusable!

Come on now, Bill -- I assume you've read an Ashton-Tate dBase
manual in your time. Or a Chrysler service manual. The Sinclair
instructions were sufficient unto the day. Hell, consider the
documentation IBM provided about their hardware to the "end user"
in that era pre-PC (and the early PC docs weren't much to write
home about).
Ward Griffiths
They say that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Of course, the main reason they cuddle up is to screw somebody else.
				Michael Flynn, _Rogue Star_
Received on Wed May 13 1998 - 21:57:37 BST

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:31:12 BST